Working with Texts: A Core Book for Language Analysis provides a basic foundation for understanding aspects of English language crucial in the analysis of text. The major topics covered include writing, the sound system of spoken English, words, sentence grammar and discourse construction.
User-friendly features include: activities showing how language works in texts and their contexts; commentaries which follow each activity, highlighting main points of language use; wide coverage of different genres: literary texts, notes, memos, signs, advertisements, leaflets, speeches, and conversation; suggestions for further reading and additional self-study exercises; key words; and a full index of terms. Written by an outstanding team of authors, experienced in language-teaching curriculum development, this text provides ideas and activities arising from experience and practice. It has multi-disciplinary appeal, but will be particularly useful to those interested in the English language, linguistics or English literature.